Application Development to target AIX and POWER runtime environments
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I had the opportunity to host a webcast just yesterday (29 November 2012) on the topic of developing applications which target the AIX on POWER operating platform. Whether these applications are Java programs running in a Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) environment, C/C++ programs running using a traditional Unix-style process model, or C/C++ or Fortran programs running in a multi-core, multi-thread environment to support high performance computing (HPC) applications, there are new and exciting tools which make the task of programming much more enjoyable and more efficient.
The webcast points out that the combination of Rational's application lifecycle management tools and integrated development environments coupled with the strong virtualization capabilities of IBM PureFlex and PureApplication systems makes it possible for development teams to develop and test using the preferred target deployment platform for their applications, namely AIX running on POWER hardware architecture. Virtual systems, allocated from pre-configured system images with middleware including WebSphere Application Server, DB2, WebSphere MQ, allow for quick access to preferred target runtime environments for development and testing. Coupling these tools with application developers' new-found familiarity with working with remotely accessible systems and you have a winning combination for creating rich, high-performing applications which take advantage of the unique characteristics of AIX and the POWER hardware architecture.
If you're interested in learning more about this, I encourage you to listen to a re-play of the webcast. You can register and access the webcast using this link. I hope you find it interesting and helpful!